Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,843 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,843 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    An uninspired nightmare that tarnishes the Star Wars name. [Dec 2001, p.115]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The vehicles don't act how they would in real life and it's so short on thrills that it needs to sit atop a stack of phone books to see over the dashboard. [Oct 2003, p.145]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's not as if the game itself is bad, it's that the technology is so horribly mangled that the delicious puzzle-laden universe is almost unplayable on Xbox. [June 2005, p.132]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The only good that can come from this game is sending it as a prank gift to Jake Lloyd with a note reading "You aren't the only one who ruined Star Wars." [July 2005, p.126]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    This weird ass-end swing out makes circuit racing all but impossible until you re-learn the concepts of physics, weight distribution, and even gravity. [Feb 2005, p.125]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    If you've had neurosurgery more than twice, you may (and I stress the word) find a thimble's worth of entertainment here. If not, you'll get more kicks out of a sponge...just an ordinary pantless sponge. [Nov 2003, p.153]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    These games might have been fun portables 20 years ago, but now they're too simple and boring. [Feb 2003, p.110]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Combined with clunky controls and a bad camera, Monster Hunter Freedom winds up about as appealing as a pile of the Wolfman's droppings. [Jun 2006, p.119]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It looks like a freakin' "Doom II" mode, except the framerate isn't as good. [Jan 2004, p.157]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If anything, the game did show me how much torment I can put up with before breaking down, sobbing, and pleading to make it stop. [Dec 2002, p.125]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    From design to execution, this is a mess of a game, and a new low point for the once-loved marsupial. [Dec 2008, p.110]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Wow, generic platform games have reached a new pinnacle of dull and cliche. [Feb 2005, p.113]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The only laughs come from knowing your friends are suffering the same punishment you are...They're cursing this to anyone within earshot, just like you. [Dec 2003, p.154]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Wow, generic platform games have reached a new pinnacle of dull and cliche. [Feb 2005, p.113]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's simply so boring that my mind wanders to the chores waiting for me at home. [Jan 2004, p.151]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The only impressive thing about Wii Party is how Nintendo dumbed down and removed the soul from a franchise that was already as stupid and soulless as Mario Party.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    This is the most mindless button masher I've come across in a long time...Like its silently morbid hero, the new Gungrave shows up dead on arrival. [Nov 2004, p.158]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What kills this title for me, though, is the ridiculous emphasis on scouting. How am I supposed to conquer the continent when I can only see what's happening on 20 percent of any given battle map? [Jan 2006, p.138]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game had the chance to go in a different direction on the Wii and do something interesting with the Olympics, but unfortunately merely substitutes remote-shaking for button-mashing rather than offering genuinely fun activities.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    I can either pity this title, or I can tell you the truth - Galleon just isn't worth your time. [Oct 2004, p.140]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The visuals are a throwback to the early days of PS2, if not Dreamcast. [Aug 2003, p.91]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    An experience that is unquestionably less fun than doing one's taxes. [May 2005, p.116]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s been awhile since I played a game that butchered so many of the basics of gameplay and design. [Sept 2008, p.103]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It's so stiff and sluggish that you'll often find yourself wondering if the buttons on your PSP are shorting out. [Nov 2005, p.180]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You know you're in trouble when you can tally the number of frames per second on one hand. [Dec 2002, p.152]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    One of the stupidest, most disappointing games of all time. [Dec 2003, p.175]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Eidos has produced a turd of such magnitude that there is no adjective to describe my overwhelming distaste for this game and many of the things it stands for. [Jan 2004, p.134]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What kills this title for me, though, is the ridiculous emphasis on scouting. How am I supposed to conquer the continent when I can only see what's happening on 20 percent of any given battle map? [Jan 2006, p.138]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even if you had fun with Point Blank, you'll forget it existed minutes later. [Aug 2006, p.92]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Punishing players and withholding any reward adds replay, right? At first I thought this game was a joke, but I was wrong. It’s a joke and total garbage.